Carrie Frances Fisher, “may the force be with her,” was very well known for her portrayal of Princess Leia. Carrie was also awarded the Disney Legends posthumously in 2017. Carrie was not only a talented actress but also a writer, and a humorist. To know more about the net worth of Carrie Fisher in 2019 continue to scrutinize the article further.
Early Life & Biography
Carrie was born into a family of celebrities. She was the daughter of actor and singer Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. Born on October 21, 1956, Carrie made her debut in the hit Broadway revival “Irene” while she was only 15 years old.
She was a student of Beverly Hills High School until she had to join London’s Central School of Speech and Drama. As far as her education is concerned, Carrie never got a chance to graduate even after she was accepted into Sarah Lawrence College to pursue a degree in arts.
Carrie’s love life was quite amazing, where she was married to Paul Simon for a brief period of time between 1983 and 1984. Also, it is said that she was dating Bryan Lourd from 1991 to 1994. Carrie’s only daughter Billie Lourd was born in 1992.
Carrie spent her life living it to the fullest, making every moment count and dealing with various issues. Unfortunately, it was on December 27, 2016, that Carrie took her last breath post a heart attack and spending 4 days on the ventilator. The news of Carrie’s death was confirmed by her daughter Billie in a press conference.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Carrie made her acting debut at the mere age of 18 portraying the character Lorna Karpf in the movie “Shampoo.” In 1977, she made her first appearance in the sci-fi film franchise, “Star Wars” playing Princess Leia, the character that paved the path for her future career. Apart from acting and writing original works, Carrie also worked as a script doctor, who used to work on the screenplay of other writers.
Apart from acting in movies, Carrie guest starred on many TV Series which include “Sex and the City,” “30 Rock,” and “Deal or No Deal.” The very last movie that Carrie did before her untimely death was “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” while she completed shooting for the TV Series “The Graham Norton Show” just 4 days before her death.
In her life, Carrie was nominated for quite a number of awards netting a few of them in her cabinet. Her notable awards include 2017’s Wild Wit of the Year, Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album in 2018, OFTA Television Award’s Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2017 and the President’s Award in 1990. She was nominated 3 times for the Primetime Emmy, 4 times for Saturn Award of Academy of Science, Fiction and Horror Films and twice for Golden Derby Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
It is reported that at the time of her death, Carrie had an estimated net worth of $25 million. Most of her earnings were a part of the “Star Wars” franchise, where along with the movies’ profits she made money from the TV screenings and re-releases. However, Carrie would’ve made a much bigger fortune had she not signed her likeness in the deal, this meant that Carrie wouldn’t get a penny for any of the “Star Wars” merchandise sold.
Yet movies weren’t the only source of Carrie’s earnings, her semi-autobiographical novel ‘Postcards From the Edge’ became a best seller.
Most of Carrie’s assets were in the form of real estate which was left for her daughter Billie, along with a 2016 Tesla S, full ownership of several LLCs and a life insurance policy.
Carrie was someone who showed us how to live our life to the fullest without ever worrying about the coming future. She battled her bipolar disorder and came clean about her drug addiction to become one of the most remembered stars in the industry.